Tom Cairney could become the Championship player of the month tomorrow - and sink to his knees in sorrow on Saturday if things don't go the way of the Fulham midfielder against Bristol City.

Cairney has been nominated by the Football League for his 'vision, technique and passing ability that were on show in February.

'As well as a delightful assist against QPR, he also contributed four goals, two of them fine volleys against Charlton Athletic and Leeds United,' said the Football League press release.

It might be a very small consolation if Whites fail to get a win in the relegation six-pointer a day later.

But the former Blackburn man insists the Craven Cottage side will bounce back after defeat to Burnley on Tuesday.

Here's the major pic action from the near thing against the Clarets.

“There’s no doubt about it - Bristol is a cup final, a massive game,” he said.

“We’ve got to start like that against Bristol and just win the game.

“We have got enough talent in the squad, but we need to start picking up points - hopefully that can start on Saturday against Bristol City.

“At the same time, we need to concentrate on ourselves.”

The Whites midfielder has scored seven league goals for Fulham this season, having joined over summer.

He has a knack for a remarkable strike with notable goals against Hull and Leeds.

The goal at Elland Road even earned him Fulham’s February Goal of the Month, but the 25-year-old says there is no secret trick behind his wonder strikes.

He added: “No, not really. I just have scored some good goals, over my career.

“I don’t know why, it just falls for me sometimes. I hit it and it seems to go in which is nice - long may it continue.”

Cairney is ironically up against Aden Flint from Bristol for the FL's award, along with Tomer Hemed from Brighton, and Ipswich keeper Bartosz Bialkowski.

Results will be announced here on Friday morning, and tickets for the Bristol game are on general sale from £25 adults and from just £15 juniors (under 17). Call the Fulham FC Ticket Office on: 0843 208 1234 or online at:

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